Parkland School Shooter Gets Life Sentence With No Parole

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 28: Police tape is seen in front of the home of U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on October 28, 2022 in San Francisco, California. Paul Pelosi, the husband of U.S. Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi, was violently attacked in their home by an intruder. One arrest has been made. Speaker Pelosi was not at home at the time of the attack. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Parkland (Fla.) school shooter Nikolas Cruz received a life sentence with no parole Wednesday – that after the jury ruled out the death penalty.
  • Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder and 17 additional counts of attempted murder in the 2018 shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.
  • Some parents were not happy Cruz didn’t get the death penalty.
  • “It is heartbreaking how any person who heard and saw all this did not give this killer the worst punishment possible,” said Annika Dworet, whose son Nicholas Dworet died at Cruz’s hands, CNN reported. “As we all know, the worst punishment in the state of Florida is the death penalty. How much worse would the crime have to be to warrant the death penalty?”

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